Danny Elfman to replace Junkie XL on the ‘Justice League’ score

Justice League has a new director, and it’s getting a new composer as well.

The Hollywood Reporter says that Danny Elfman is coming in to compose the score for Justice League. Junkie XL was previously working on the score, no word on yet on why this change has been made, but THR says that Junkie XL will now move onto Tomb Raider.

Update: Junkie XL took to Twitter to comment on being “replaced” by Danny Elfman:

As my mentor Hans Zimmer told me: you haven’t made it in Hollywood as a composer until you get replaced on a project. So I guess I finally graduated this week.

It pains me to leave the project, but a big thanks to Zack for asking me to part of his vision, and I wish Danny, Joss and Warner Bros all the best with Justice League.

Joss Whedon may have something to do with the change. He took over director duties from Zack Snyder for this summer’s two months of reshoots, and will be working on the post production part of the movie as well. Whedon has previously worked with Elfman on the score for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Danny Elfman’s music should be very familiar to fans. He wrote the iconic Batman theme for Tim Burton’s Batman movies.

What do you think of this change of composers? Let me know in the comments below.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter